Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Fwd: a FREE a one day workshop on 'reinventing the dissertation': 9th June 2010

Reinventing the Dissertation: The Role of Undergraduate Research in Higher Education

9th June 2010, 10.30am – 4:00pm

Media Factory Room 320, University of Central Lancashire


This free, one-day event offers fresh perspectives on the role of the undergraduate dissertation in higher education. How can dissertations be more effectively integrated into the curriculum? When should students start to become independent learners and researchers? How do different disciplines run dissertations? This workshop will draw directly on new research and will preview upcoming projects that aim to reinvent the dissertation.

Key speakers include: 

§    Patrick Ainley, University of Greenwich

§    Phillipa Levy, University of Sheffield

§    Helen Day, University of Central Lancashire

§    Peter Lumsden, University of Central Lancashire

§    Mick Healey, University of Gloucestershire

§    Mike Neary, University of Lincoln


The event is free and all staff and students in UK Higher Education are welcome to attend. To register, please email Trudi Emmens at When registering, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements and if you need a car parking space.


Travelling to Preston

A full guide to travelling to Preston, including campus maps, is available at the website below. The UCLan campus is a short walk from Preston train station. The University has several car parks and visitors passes can be provided but please let us know when registering. The event will take place on the 3rd floor of the Media Factory (see campus map).


This event a joint venture between the SRHE (Society for Research in Higer Education) and UCLan (University of Central Lancashire)


Please come along and meet with like minded people keen to give our undergraduate students the best possible experience whilst at university



Dr Mandy Dillon
Centre for Research Informed Teaching
Fylde Building
University of Central Lancashire
Tel: 01772 895972

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